June 22, 2023
MARTA CONTINUING DISTRIBUTION OF STEERING WHEEL LOCKS FOR KIA,
HYUNDAI VEHICLE OWNERS AT THE HAMILTON E. HOLMES RAIL STATION
Social Media “Challenge” Leads to Spike in Vehicle Incidents
ATLANTA – The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is
offering another opportunity for patrons who own Kia and Hyundai vehicles to
receive a steering wheel lock. Through a partnership with car manufacturers Kia
and Hyundai, MARTA received 640 steering wheel locks to help deter and prevent
thefts after a spike in incidents involving those vehicles. Police nationwide
have noticed a spike in thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles after a post on
social media showed how to start these cars without a key.
MPD officers will distribute the steering wheel
locks to MARTA patrons who own a Kia or Hyundai model year 2011 - 2022, Wednesday,
June 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hamilton E. Holmes Station, located
at 70 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA . 30311. Please bring proof of
vehicle ownership and a valid Breeze Card.
MPD Kia and Hyundai steering wheel lock
bring proof of vehicle ownership and a valid
WHEN: Wednesday, June 28
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Hamilton E. Holmes Station
70 Hamilton E. Holmes
Atlanta, GA 30311